Jamie Carragher questions Newcastle United’s transfer policy

Georginio Wijnaldum in action against West Ham
Georginio Wijnaldum in action against West Ham

Jamie Carragher has questioned Newcastle United’s transfer policy after watching them slump to the bottom of the Premier League last night.

The Magpies meekly lost 2-0 at Upton Park against West Ham United to prop up the rest of the table, having failed to win a game so far this season.

Owner Mike Ashley had sanctioned a £50million spending spree during the summer, with chief scout Graham Carr and managing director Lee Charnley bringing in Georginio Wijnaldum, Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin.

However, pundit Carragher believes the continued recruitment from abroad isn’t helping Newcastle improve and says the club ‘can’t be happy with their recruitment’ over recent seasons.

“It’s the same story with Newcastle,” the former Liverpool defender.

“There is a new manager, £40m-50m spent, but it’s still the same.

“Mistakes at the back, getting counter-attacked, no threat up front – Newcastle used to be about exciting things happening but they are buying these players from abroad, spending a lot of money on them, and they are not actually doing anything.

“Newcastle are certainly one of those teams who, over the years, cannot be happy with their recruitment and the money they have spent.

“They have spent as much money as some of the top teams in Europe and you don’t see what you are getting for it.

“Mike Ashley is probably thinking ‘I’ve spent £40m-50m and it’s no different, we are just continually wasting money’.”